Saturday, January 12

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    Saturday, January 12

    [Children] will be
    . . . disobedient to parents.—2 Tim. 3:2.

    While such behavior is sometimes accepted and even encouraged in books, movies, and television programs today, disobedience undermines the stability of the most important social unit in society—the family. This principle has long been understood.

    Interestingly, in ancient Greece, if a man struck his parents, he would lose all his civil rights; in Roman law, to strike a father was as serious as murder. Both the Hebrew Scriptures and the Christian Greek Scriptures admonish children to honor their parents.

    (Ex. 20:12; Eph. 6:1-3)

    Children can protect themselves from being infected with the spirit of disobedience by reflecting on what their parents have done for them. An appreciative attitude is bolstered by the understanding that obedience is required by God, the Father of us all. By speaking positively about their parents, young ones can help other youths view their own parents in a positive light.

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    I agree with this. I don't like the TV programs that portray the parents as being "air heads" and the kids as having superior intellect simply because they are of a younger generation.

    Each generation has strengths, experience, wisdom and knowledge which can be shared with each other.

    There were times when my maths (arithmetic) homework used to confuse my parents. However, I learnt literacy, grammar, geography and history from them - particularly in the subject of history. My parents often commented that the teacher had missed out on some of the finer details when teaching historical subjects. They felt that I had just been given the "nuts and bolts" - only a few key points.

    I also learnt the practical skills around the house - changing the washer in a tap (faucet,) unblocking the plumbing, cleaning the carburettor of the lawnmower.
     
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